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Haringey LA

48 Station Road
Wood Green
Greater London
N22 5HJ
Telephone: 020 8489 3291
Fax: 020 8489 3782
Website: http://www.haringeypdc.org.uk

About Us

Haringey is a cosmopolitan borough. It combines the high tech and the traditional, the country and the city, and is home to people from all around the globe, it is one of London’s 33 boroughs, located in the north of the capital and is roughly 11.5 square miles in area. Almost half of its 216,100 people come from ethnic minority backgrounds, including Greek and Turkish Cypriot, African and Caribbean, Indian, Pakistani and Bangladeshi, Irish and Chinese and recently Kurdish and Somali refugees have settled in Haringey.

Haringey is a special place to work in and many staff have a real commitment to working with and for the local community. We encourage schools to work in equal partnership with parents, governors and the wider community, and to have high expectations of children both academically and creatively.

We want all our schools to be good schools with strong leadership and the best teachers in order to continue our goal of achieving higher standards across the curriculum. Haringey’s Education Development Plan 2000-2002 is currently under review to reflect this aim.

There are 70 primary schools in Haringey, of these, 20 are voluntary aided and 1 is voluntary controlled. There are 11 secondary comprehensive schools in the borough, 9 catering for the 11-18 age range and 2 catering for the 11-16 age range. Seven are co-educational community schools, 1 is a single-sex community school for girls and 3 are co-educational voluntary aided schools.
Haringey maintains 5 special schools in the borough, which educate pupils with a range of special educational needs arising from hearing impairment, physical disability, learning difficulty and emotional and behavioural difficulties. Haringey is committed to providing and developing opportunities for the integration and inclusion of pupils with special educational needs where possible.

All children aged three are offered a place in a nursery class. Our 3 nursery centres are all Centres of Excellence recognised by the Government. There are 47 nursery classes attached to primary schools.

Haringey has an excellent resource centre. The Haringey Professional Development Centre (PDC). The PDC houses our Education Effectiveness Branch which includes: school inspectors, advisory teachers and curriculum support teams, the music service, health education unit and the governors support and training unit. The PDC hosts most of Haringey’s CPD activities as well as seminars, training courses and conferences as well as the new ‘cybercafe’.

Student/NQT Information

Haringey runs a pool system for primary NQTs, whereby just one application will give you access to all the nursery, foundation, KS1 and KS2 vacancies in the Borough. Following interview, successful candidates will be allocated a place on the register and your details will be made available to every Haringey Headteacher. Candidates are matched to vacancies in particular schools and every effort is made to meet individual preferences.

Call our 24 hour recruitment line on 020 8489 5932, e-mail maxine.sobers@haringey.gov.uk, or write to Maxine Sobers at Haringey Education Services, 48 Station Road, Wood Green, N22 7TY, to request an application form and information pack.

Because our schools are diverse with respect to their ethos, facilities, strengths and specialisms, Haringey does not operate a pool system for secondary Newly Qualified Teachers. Prospective candidates are thus required to contact the school(s) of interest direct. Specific details of the relevant vacancy will then be disclosed, and an application pack forwarded to you on request. However, if you have a general enquiry about starting your first teaching post in the London Borough of Haringey, please telephone 020 88489 3291

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